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Max Pechstein and Why Nazis hated Expressionism

German Expressionism was derided by the Nazis as “Degenerate Art.” Before some research, I did not fully understand. (See more below picture) Max Pechstein, Girl with Red Fan I thought it was simply that they preferred a neoclassical style. or that … Continue reading

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More Secession, a beautiful art movement

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Secession art / Sezession kunst

Jugend: Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben (2.1897, Band 1 (Nr. 1-26)) (more below) Georg Hirth, the editor and publisher of Jugend (English: Youth) from 1896 until his death in 1916, coined the term “Secession” to represent the spirit … Continue reading

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John Heartfield, Dadaist Extraordinaire and Nazi defier

John Heartfield (1891–1968), born Helmut Herzfel, turned art into a political weapon. Joining the KPD (German Communist Party) between WWI and WWII as well as following the Dadaists, he created photomontages mocking Hitler and the Nazi party. See more below. 1939. Hitler … Continue reading

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